Halifax West High School

School Advisory Council

What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)? SACs bring together school stakeholders and individuals from local communities who share an interest in promoting student success. They provide parents/guardians, school staff, community members and when appropriate, students, with a voice to influence decisions that have an impact on student learning and well-being. As advisory bodies, SAC’s bring partners together to provide principals and regional centers of education (RCE’s) with advice that reflects the best interests of students from the point of view of the school community. SACs receive their authority from the Education Act (2018).
What are some of the Duties and Responsibilities of a School Advisory Council (SAC)? The duties and responsibilities of an SAC include:
• Participating in the creation of the SAC Agreement and by-laws
• Collaborating to improve student achievement and well-being
• Providing feedback on school practices and initiatives
• Providing feedback on provincial policies
• Oversite for SAC grant spending decisions
School Advisory Council Agreement SAC Agreement.
HRCE SAC Documents and Communications HRCE SAC Information
How do I contact my School Advisory Council (SAC)? hrce-sac-hwh@gnspes.ca
Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)

Chair & Community Member: Leslie Phillmore
Vice-chair & Parent: Julie Gibson (Fairview Junior High Parent Rep)
Parent:  Nancy Hartling (Brookside Junior High Parent Rep)
Parent:  Natasha Williams (Clayton Park Junior High Parent Rep)
Parent: Sheetal Ajay (Park West Junior High Parent Rep)
Community Member: John Nisbet
Community Member: vacant
Community Member: vacant

Staff:  Shelley Drake
Scott Decker
Staff: Scott MacKinnon
Staff: Meggie Spicer
Student: Griffin Spanik, Gr 9 Rep
Student: Kasey Roy, Gr 10 Rep
Student: Feyikemi Rotimi, Gr 11 Rep
Student: Asha Abdosh, Gr 12 Rep

SAC Annual Report

Meeting Dates & Times 2023-24

Meeting Summaries

September 26, 2023
October 24, 2023
November 28, 2023
January 30, 2024
February 27, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 28, 2024